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Cudruln

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What brand and power are you running? Really needing to upgrade mine soon, as the current ones are complete junk.
 

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I've been running Nikon Monarch 8x42 for a while. They work great and they aren't too expensive. I think I paid right around $180 for them during a Black Friday sale from Optics Planet several years ago.
 
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Cudruln

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I've been running Nikon Monarch 8x42 for a while. They work great and they aren't too expensive. I think I paid right around $180 for them during a Black Friday sale from Optics Planet several years ago.
What distance have you stretched them out to?
 

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The furthest has been about 400 yards, but I mostly use them at 250 or less. At 400 I wished I had a little bit more magnification but I was able to clearly see that it was a spike.
So I may look into something with a little longer range then!
 

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I have a pair of Vortex 10x50 Diamondback Binos. I love them. I think they are normally around $250. The Nikons are really good too. I almost bought a set to the Prostaff 10x?? But stumbled onto my Vortex on clearance at Academy for $120 or something.
 
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I have a pair of IOR 7x40’s and love them. They are a copy of the old Zeiss Jena binos and use glass from Schott Glaswerke GmbH in Germany. They ain’t cheap, and they’re heavy, but they’re the finest binos I’ve used. I’ve owned them for over 10 years......think they were around $1,000, maybe a bit less, back then.

I have a set of Northrop Grumman M24 7x28 binos that are decent for the money, small and lightweight, plus incorporate a ranging reticle. You can find these used for pretty cheap. I bought 3 sets off a guy for around $100 each, IIRC.

I also have an Optolyth 10x28 monocular that I use a lot while hunting. Small, lightweight, and clear. When in the field, I wear it around my neck on a lanyard, tucked down in my shirt or jacket.
 
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I have only one pair, I use at home. 1942 Army binoculars that my Father had from his best friend when he passed.RIP
 

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I've been running Nikon Monarch 8x42 for a while. They work great and they aren't too expensive. I think I paid right around $180 for them during a Black Friday sale from Optics Planet several years ago.
If you're not spending $800+, these are a great option.
 
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